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Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:02 PM

Target won't explain why nearly all its San Francisco stores have reduced hours

https://www.sfgate.com/local/article/Target-San-Francisco-stores-reduced-hours-why-16284219.php

Nearly every Target in San Francisco except for the one at Stonestown has cut its operating hours to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

That inflexibility makes it tough for the average nine-to-five, full-time worker to make a Target run on weekdays after work, let alone other individuals affected by constraints of time, access or ability to do some everyday shopping. It's unclear when these cut hours were rolled out.

The reduced hours ignited concerns on Reddit over an uptick in retail theft and labor shortages hitting San Francisco Targets. After all, one Target in San Francisco the location on Ocean Ave. just shuttered earlier this week.

While those two could very well factor into the reduced hours, neither of those answers are quite satisfactory.

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Reply Target won't explain why nearly all its San Francisco stores have reduced hours (Original post)
Dial H For Hero Jun 2021 OP
msongs Jun 2021 #1
PTWB Jun 2021 #2
WhiskeyGrinder Jun 2021 #8
Mosby Jun 2021 #14
WhiskeyGrinder Jun 2021 #15
Dream Girl Jun 2021 #17
WhiskeyGrinder Jun 2021 #18
ibegurpard Jun 2021 #3
egduj Jun 2021 #4
Hoyt Jun 2021 #5
lindysalsagal Jun 2021 #6
Klaralven Jun 2021 #7
Dream Girl Jun 2021 #9
Klaralven Jun 2021 #10
Dream Girl Jun 2021 #16
Marrah_Goodman Jun 2021 #11
TheBlackAdder Jun 2021 #13
TheBlackAdder Jun 2021 #12

Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:06 PM

1. target owes nobody an explanation. there are alternatives available. sales will suffer but

target is obviously willing to take that hit

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:08 PM

2. Shoplifting epidemic?

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Response to PTWB (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:28 PM

8. Shoplifting incidents reported to police are below pre-pandemic levels, and rates had been

decreasing steadily since the 80s.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:51 PM

14. How would you know that?

Walgreens closed 17 stores in N. Cal. Due to shoplifting.

They gave up, they didn't want to stop people because of the threat of lawsuits, and the risk to employees and customers. Target is doing the same, and they are closing early to manage the risk. Get used to it.

This article from Forbes says shoplifting is out of control.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tommybeer/2020/12/10/shoplifting-spikes-in-us-amid-increasing-desperation-as-pandemic-drags-on/

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Response to Mosby (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 05:04 PM

15. Because I've read articles about the data.

You can read one here:

https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Is-shoplifting-rising-in-San-Francisco-Here-s-16272907.php


But has there actually been a surge in shoplifting in San Francisco? Data from the San Francisco Police Department suggests these reports may be overblown. According to the data, overall shoplifting incidents reported to the police are below their levels before the start of the pandemic. And before that, shoplifting rates had been decreasing more or less steadily since the 1980s.

The data shows that shoplifting rates dipped at the start of the pandemic, when many stores shut down, and have since recovered to just below pre-pandemic levels. The city saw 710 reported shoplifting incidents in the first four months of 2021, down from 933 during the same period in 2019.


Walgreens *said* it closed 17 stores due to shoplifting. It announced in 2019 that it would close 200 stores. In your Forbes article, everyone quoted has a job that depends on people being afraid about shoplifting (cops and owners of security companies) except for one (the manager of a store).

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 05:09 PM

17. Because there is no reason to report these incidents. No will happen so what's the point?

 

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 05:23 PM

18. Yep, chasing a shoplifter after the fact is not a high priority for cops. The vast majority

of shoplifters aren't even observed; store managers just discover inventory missing, that's it.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:10 PM

3. I would assume

That anyone who works at Target can't afford to live in San Francisco.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:17 PM

4. Out of control shoplifting.

No explanation necessary.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:19 PM

5. Right or wrong, sounds like they are trying to get by with one shift.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:21 PM

6. If you've never had to make payroll

then you wouldn't know it's incredibly expensive, and everyone's ordering online these days.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:24 PM

7. Probably for the safety of their employees

Get home before the sun goes down!

The one by San Francisco State is open late, as are Daly City Targets.

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Response to Klaralven (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:38 PM

9. Those two Targets are a literally a one minute drive from each

 

Other. I never got why they put and extra one in Douth City

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:43 PM

10. There is another one in Colma?

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Response to Klaralven (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 05:07 PM

16. I actually meant Colma, they're kind of the same for me anyway

 

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:45 PM

11. Some Dunkin's in Southern New England are closing early

I asked a worker and she said they don't have enough people to staff second shift.

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Response to Marrah_Goodman (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:49 PM

13. In NJ, there has to be 10 D&Ds per Starbucks. They opened 4 of them on the same road within 1 mile.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:47 PM

12. That's an easy one: So you'll miss the Target!

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